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john kerry pledged financial assistance to the struggle ukraine. what's next appears to be a balance on the tightrope of diplomacy. jim maceda joins us. >> reporter: what a difference a day makes really. putin's comments on tuesday that he had no desire to annex the crimea peninsula, to take a step back from the brink. even though crimea remains tense on the ground today there's a new report of russians seizing two ukrainian anti-missile posts. still it feels like ukraine is spinning not towards war today but some kind of diplomatic solution. for instance, after secretary of state john kerry's visit to kiev yesterday, where he did show support for that new pro-western government with very strong words against vladimir putin and a promise of a billion dollars in loans, today kerry meets for the very first time since the current crisis escalated with his russian counterpart to talk exit strategy. more significantly, the ukrainian and russian governments are talking on a cabinet level today for the first time. and then there's a russian defense official discussing ukraine with nato memb
it an unconstitutional coup and a seizure of power and john kerry arrived in ukraine and in a show of support he will meet with the new government and it's part of a u.s. plan to increase diplomatic pressure on moscow. russia risks being shut out by the g 8 industrial summit and they are not backing off and russia says troops were sent there at the request of ousted president viktor yanukovych and phil is in kiev and, phil, another department, russian putin pulled out troops on the exercise on the border of ukraine, is that a sign at all of russia changing its position in crimea? >> not in crimea, stephanie, those troops that are on the peninsula are still there, still the people in kiev woke this morning to the welcome news that at least the war games that have been conducted close to the borders are over but nevertheless the russia military president and the might is still on the minds of people here. outside st. petersburg in russia on monday putin observed the might. war games russia says and a glimpse nonetheless of the military fire power. that same overwhelming force has captured the peni
ukrainian border. blood may be spilled as secretary of state john kerry heads to the region. has the u.s. been outplayed by putin again? >> also breaking, thousands of flights cancelled today as yet another winter storm tears through the east. but the forecast is changing rapidly. who's getting hit now and who is being spared? >>> historic win, we are live from hollywood the morning after "12 years a slave" backs the first movie by a black director to take the top prize and host ellen degeneres literally broke twitter. >> your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "new day" this monday, march 3rd, 6:00 in the east. ukraine officials say they're on the brink of war with russia. just this morning there was an assault at a weapons depot in crimea where armed men attacked a military base. we are going to try to understand it as it comes in. officially thousands of russian troops have ousted ukrainian forces and taken complete control of crimea. ukraine is in yellow, crimea in red. crimea is so key to russia. just ten miles separate russia from crimea, but there's a lot o
. secretary of state kerry is accusing russia of making up reasons for invading ukraine. and mayor emanuel is thinking about a plan to expand soldier field. good morning. i'm dan ponce. and i'm tonya francisco in for erin. thanks for joining us on the wgn morning news at *4 a-m. >> let's take a look at the forecast. >> it's going to be a tough commute. not so much because of the snow but it's because of the timing. if it hits during rush hour and everyone is out there at the same time it will cause problems. today, will continue to see this note it started around 2:00 a.m.. another layer comes through most areas get between one-3 in.. some areas locally could see as much as four. the snow will linger during the day and then exit this afternoon. the advisory goes until 10:00 a.m.. but closer to the lake the winter weather advisories will last until about noon. there are some visibility issues out there. we continue to see the snow as it moves through the northern and western communities. visibility and a light coating early today is the problem. snow is at its heaviest just north of chicago
-bye. ♪ >>> the offramp may be approaching as vladimir putin appears to soften his stance. secretary kerry tries to steer the ukraine cries toys a resolution on the ground. >>> texas takeaways. democrats like the top of their ticket, but there may be a catch as republicans find the oldest member in congress facing a runoff, and next generation bush on the path to statewide office. >>> plus, as new poll numbers again show rising support for same-sex marriage, a kentucky legal case fight gets emotional. we'll talk to the state's attorney general, jack conway. >>> and good morning from washington. it's wednesday, march 5th, 2014. and this is the "the daily rundown," i'm kristen welker in for chuck todd. we begin with the crisis over ukraine where all the action seems to be on the diplomatic front. this morning, secretary of state john kerry kicked off a meeting of the u.n. security council in paris, designed to try to end the standoff in the ukrainian region of crimea. kerry began by reading a 1994 agreement he says has been righted by russia's incursion. >> the united states of america and russian federati
through. thank you very much. >> kerry kennedy, daughter of robert kennedy and niece of jfk. driving under the influence of a drug. yes, she took a sleeping pill accidentally before crashing into a tractor-trailer in july of 2012. no one was hurt in the accident on that new york interstate. she would have faced up to a year in jail if convicted. more on the case shortly and a little bit of analysis to see if the kennedy name factored into the out come. we will talk to jane velez mitchell. did kerry kennedy's celebrity influence the jury. that's coming up and whether or not the defense will be popular. actor seth rogan rips lawmaker who is either left or didn't bother to show up for his testimony as he was talking about his mother-in-law suffering alzheimer's disease. does he have a point? we will get into that. also people bracing for mudslides in the west and brand-new video of this rescue. we will play it for you ins it entirety. stay here. [ male announcer ] did you know that if you wear a partial, you're almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth? try poligrip for partials. p
of tension increasing. and now decreasing. >> john kerry will arrive in kiki kieve. how important is it to have america's most senior diplomate on the ground there. what will the reception be to s secretary kerry? >> he will get a warm reception here. the government has been pleading for help. we have heard a lot of words coming out into it so we are e x expecting at the end of the day they need to get the russians onboard. they still have a lot of work to do. >> we have cnn's barbara starr on the phone as well. is there anything to indicate 6,000 russian troops on the ground complete operational control that russia's military moves are slowing down? i imagine that sceptics might say that could be a delay tactic? >> well, that is really the critical point right now. fact finding missions discuss e all of that and there is hope that will work. frying to give putin light at the end of the day to work towards how can he make a choice and still keep the russian pride. but putin might not be the least interested in any of that. he has 6,000 troops in crimea in just a few days now. russ
of his presidency. he's dispatching the secretary of state john kerry to kiev. let's check in with our white house correspondent. >> reporter: secretary kerry is making tough statements. he'll travel to ukraine and meet with new leaders there and offer strong u.s. support. the senior administration officials too have been making these, offering these warnings hammering russian president put decision-making on this saying he miscalculated as well as beefing up warnings that we will isolate with other nations russia internationally. the secretary of state is preparing for an emergency trip to the center of the crisis. it comes after president obama and his national security team worked through the weekend of the dangerous escalating situation in ukraine. the president spoke by phone with leaders of canada, france, germany, poland, the uk after an hour and a half call with vladimir putin himself. senior administration officials say obama flatly rejected putin's reasons for entering ukraine and taking over crimea, telling him to back out. but also offering ways forward through dialogue or
's name has not been released. secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev today, to try to defuse a growing crisis in ukraine. andrew spencer reports, kerry plans to meet with his russian counterpart, to ask for his help. >> troops around military installations around the crimean peninsula. the crinkles in act of aggression. the u.s. calls a violation of international law but the russian on voices the tree with its neighbors allows up to 25,000 troops in the area. the russian journalist refutes what many westerners have described as a military incursion. >> there are russian troops but we have always had them. the russian black sea fleet is there and that is many thousand. but that is not an incursion. >> another key difference is the president who fled the ukraine and protests and it was then ousted by parliament. russia still considers him the democratically elected leader but timid government. u.s. officials have acted strongly suspended upcoming talks with russia on trade and investment also cooperative military engagement such as port visits and planning conferences. the pres
to this counter message that's come from administration officials today. you heard it from chuck hagel, john kerry, saying very publicly and very sternly, don't do anything that can be misinterpreted. don't go into the country. but it's interesting. do they trust putin? that's a question. john kerry was asked that question today. and his answer was very interesting. he said, listen, he has made these assurances. and in kerry's words those assurances have quote some value. it's not exactly a winning endorsement of the trust that u.s. officials have in president putin. >> what about ukraine's ousted president? he's still whereabouts unknown, right? >> reporter: that's right. he is. but he's made plans to have a press conference tomorrow in russia. and russian state media is reporting that he is in fact already in russia. you know there's been an arrest warrant issued for him in ukraine, russian state media saying that russia has accepted his request for security. but this is something else that john kerry referred to today. he said that vice president biden has tried to reach him for over the last 1
. latetement was issued yesterday by john kerry, who is making his appearance on sunday morning programs. he says that unless immediate and concrete steps are taken by russia to de-escalate tensions, the effect on our relations will be profound. i have convened a call with my counterparts from around the world to negotiate our next steps. towill work closely together coordinate. this is a headline from the washington post. as russian troops continue to seize crimea, a region that was once part of the soviet union, kathy says that russian troops and vladimir putin are setting the stage for a high-stakes international showdown over the future of ukraine. we are in the c-span studios and this is dominating the programs that will be heard later today. nancy, good morning. >> as you mentioned, ukraine will be front and center on all of the sunday shows as well as the week ahead in congress, politics and sexual assault in the military. you can hear a rebroadcasts beginning at noon eastern with "meet the press." include john kerry, marco rubio, and claire mccaskill of misery. also, jerry brown. sec
grab continues and to the rescue, john kerry is going to head over there today to tell them to stop it. good luck. >> he's going over to kiev, the capital, which is okay right now. but this peninsula of crimea has been an area which putin said the russian-speaking people there have asked us to come in. their security was jeopardized we had no choice. we had to respond. putin did make one call. that was to china. he explained himself to china, had no interest in heeding the president of the united states who told him on friday don't go in there. europe was convinced putin wouldn't do this in defiance of the other g-7 countries. instead he did it and everyone is scratching their heads saying how did we miss this? >> despite increased efforts at reenforcement in crimea, kerry is going over, set to have discussions there. but he used bold words over the weekend, insisting that despite putin's actions, he's operating from a position of weakness. take a listen. >> let me make it clear. president putin is not operating from a place of strength here. president putin is using force in a complet
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. the next move by the united kerry will be heading to kiev tonight. they are showing support for a larger package being headed up by the imf eric wedge of russian groups on the one side will about leverage on the u.s. side? is there any leverage that they have? >> there's not a whole lot of leverage other than the isolation that the president talked about, and the threat of echo extinctions. military force, the military action not even on the table. the president believes and smart able to the, and sanctions. the suspending of the g-8 summit , canceling trade and marshall talks, those are off our table. toss could be an effort to russia out of the g-8 altogether, and then kicking them out of the wto, freezing assets to u.s. banks and european banks, and severing commercial ties. we are a long way from that, a lot of road ahead in terms of trying to reach a diplomatic solution there. tengion seem to be going up instead of down. >> thank you very much. for more on ukraine, and the potential sanctions that could be imposed on russia we have robert kahn, the former senior adviser at the world
western edition. secretary of state john kerry is heading to ukraine after a white house meeting with president obama, secretary hagel and chairman of the joint chiefs. kerry's mission is to show support for the country at the center of the biggest u.s.-russian faceoff since the cold war. nato says the crisis is a threat to peace in europe. russian president vladimir putin has been sending troops across the border into ukraine's crimea region in defiance of mr. obama. they began moving in after ukrainian protesters ousted the pro-moscow president last month. they were demanding closer ties to western europe. putin said he was protecting russian interests. liz palmer is covering the russian invasion in crimea. russians are now in contro s local government as well as the roads and all the military installations. the only pockets of resistance are small groups of ukrainian soldiers who are dug in on ships or in bases still holding out against the russians. today ukrainian officers joined their men to resist a russian assault. they formed a human shield in front of belbek airbase gat
of this is the green tinge gingrich.ridge -- that is essentially an employee salary. this is a kerry interest loophole. this allows managers to pay 23% tax rate instead of 29.6. he sees expansion. they are also expansions of childcare, credits and some other educational tax breaks as well. you mentioned no surprises in the tax break story you're talking about. surprises anywhere else in the budget? what is being most closely watched this morning cap come guest: i will look at how much spending and debt and economic rejections. this will be interesting where obama and the white house will say this is what we think unemployment will look like, the economy will look like. is going tobudget spend around $3.7 trillion or so . we want to see exactly what he is recommending for each show agency and the deficit projections for 10 years. they say it will be low work, but how to make at work. obama will not be including the chain cpi proposal. inflation is measured that would have the effect of lowering social security benefits and other federal benefits. the aarp andsed by liberals in congress. arguing itthat
some remarks about the agency for ment and development. secretary -- if secretary kerry were to develop this budget request, one fact was front and center. nation's % of the budget, america's defense has never been more vital to our economic prosperity or global leadership. whether in the mideast, ukraine, europe or our own hemisphere, diplomacy is needed now more than ever. investments in diplomacy and development are returned to us in security and jobs. this budget funds the work that is required to sustain long-term investment while regular recognizing the fiscal constraints we face as a nation. details are online, i'll just hit a few highlights here. the overall request is $46.2 billion. the base budget of $40.3 billion is consistent with the f.y. 2014 level this will enable us to carry out our global, dip lo -- ur global diplomatic and other missions, honor our commitments o allies and partners, keep up wur opiece keap -- peacekeeping activities and respond to crises such as the typhoon in the fill peeps. it funds key programs in iraq and afghanistan and helps sustain hard-fought
-- is secretary of state kerry. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. independents, (202) 585-3882. us on social media as well. the russian foreign minister says that russian troops that have streamed into ukraine are protecting his country cost citizens living there. that it is necessary to use russian troops in ukraine until the normalization of the political situation. inventions -- interventions on the pretext of civilian populations produce the opposite effect. ukraine has accused russia of a military invasion. is our,ll, here chicago, illinois, morning. caller: good morning. host: what you think of the situation so far and the u.s. response? i am not the president nor do i serve on his foreign relations or national security team. what the u.s. response should be. unless anyone else who is calling and serves on those two hearties, they have no idea what the u.s. response should be, either. host: is any other response appropriate? caller: i can't say if a response would be appropriate, but there should be a response. georgetown, massachusetts, dan. caller: i suggest to the
government. i commend president obama and secretary kerry for their leadership. yesterday, the osce announced that 18 participating countries will send 35 unarmed military observers to ukraine. let them reveal the truth. countries with large ukrainian dies a practice, like our country, along with poland, canada, argentina, portugal, the united kingdom and kazakhstan, should have constructive means to help. the international community must make sure that election monitors are trained for the upcoming elections in ukraine on may 25. then, economically, the world community should proceed to work through ukraine's financial challenges. however, any financial assistance to ukraine should be contingent on repayment, and ukraine's new government must clearly at the fine performance standards and lay out a reasonable play to repay any foreign aid. it will require technical assistance, management expertise and loan personnel from governments throughout the world. in addition, the united states and other nations should impose targeted financial, economic, trade and travel sanctions on russian assets on
'll have more from secretary of state kerry on "meet the press" tomorrow. >>> and in china, at least 28 people killed by knife-wielding attackers at a train station what is called an order pre-medicipre h pre-meditated violent attack. >> reporter: pools of blood on the sidewalk, people urgently seeking news of loved ones, this could not be verified by nbc news but appears to show the aftermath of the attack at the train station, tonight, it looked like a morgue. eyewitnesss report seeing approximately ten people wearing a type of uniform, their heads covered with black hoods and running with knives 40 inches long. the chinese authorities are calling this a planned attack. one survivor said that everybody was trying to run away, the knife-wielding assailant striking at those who could not move fast enough. it is thought among the dead, five police, and several others captured alive. 40,000 people use this station every day. this was a surprise attack on saturday night which lasted about an hour. the local reporter said that the police officers stormed in to overpower the suspects, more t
of the tea party movement for remarks from secretary of state john kerry on the situation in ukraine. >> good afternoon. the morning passed incredibly rapidly. pleasure toy real tocome prime minister -- washington on a snowy day. me and we had a wonderful visit in december. tothat time i invited him come here to continue our conversation. the prime minister is leading a transformation. we are very pleased that they have continued their efforts to move forward their association agreement with europe. we are pleased to announce that we are going to add additional toding to their efforts develop competitiveness, which is key to their businesses and economic process. of $7.5add a total million to help in this particular transition. the united states has provided very significant economic assistance, close to $1 billion in the course of this transition. interested in helping the prime minister in his efforts to continue with his anticorruption initiatives in the country. we are very excited by the leadership that he and his government are providing as they really determine their own future and to
. >>> there is one more witness scheduled in the impaired driving trial of kerry kennedy. closing arguments and the jury may begin deliberating. yesterday was an emotional day for the daughter of robert f. kennedy and her family as we hear from abc's mara schiavocampo. >> reporter: testifying in her own defense in her drug driving trial, normally private, kerry kennedy, opened up about her very public family. in in answering the defense's initial questions, the 54-year-old described her upbringing. affectionately referring to her father, the late robert f. kennedy, as, quote, daddy. also talking about her farther's assassination, saying, quote, i have ten brothers and sisters. my mother raised us because my father died when i was 8. he was killed when he was running for president. kennedy's 85-year-old mother ethel, who rarely makes public appearances, her sister and three daughters were also in court. now the third day of trial is over, now a single misdemeanor count of driving while impaired, kennedy says in july of 2012 she accidentally took a prescription sleep pill with her breakfast i
commission is constantly pushing for higher levels of -- >> governor, i got to interrupt you. secretary kerry is speaking on the situation in ukraine. we want to listen in. >> all the discussions have taken place with the staff. countries came to paris todayç- a strong commitment. as syria's conflict spills over lebanon's borders and as the refugee crisis grows, we are deeply concerned for the security and sovereignty of the people of lebanon and for their simple ability to be able to chart their own futures and fulfill the same basic aspirations that they share with everybody else on this planet. the president pulled out and showed me a very dramatic charting that goes for the last few years, four different charts that show you the extraordinary change in lebanon of the numbers of refugees as every year upwards -- the entire country has become a splotch of red instead of red dots. the entire border is really red today because there are almost a million refugees in lebanon. this has an extraordinary impact on the internal dynamics of a country. people who are looking for work, people who wo
kerry and -- was absolutely right and the president was absolutely right in telling russian president putin that he he better think twice before he considers any kind of military intervention in ukraine. that is not something that can be or should be tolerated, and russia must understand that it cannot be a business as usual. if they make any military moves into ukraine, it's going to cost them a great deal in their relationships with the united states and with our european allies in the european union. it can't be business as usual. which leads me to iran. we are in very delicate negotiations with iran right now. the one thing that everybody agrees the p-5 plus one is that at the end of the day iran must not be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. i have been very critical of the iranian regime through the years and continue to be so. what i. me especially is that while they are negotiating with us, they are continuing to wreak havoc in all different parts of the world. iran remains the leading supporter of terrorism throughout the world. in fact, if we look just next door into syria, a
is the secretary of state, john kerry has been doing so. so, too, has chuck hagel, the secretary of defense. all making very loud and clear and public statements that they are watching. that they are concerned and that they want this to all be resolved peacely. russia is bound by treaty that it signed with other nations when ukraine first became independent after the fall of the soviet union. voluntarily gave up its nuclear arsenal. russia is bound by treaty, not to intervene in ukraine. so that is the legal basis that people are hoping will be respected. >> christiane amanpour, appreciate your insight this morning. thanks so much. >>> also new this morning, tensions are rising along the korean peninsula. south korea says its communist neighbor to the north, north korea, has fired four short-range missiles into the east sea. north korea has been protesting joint military drills that are now being conducted by the united states and south korea. >>> a routine flight from los angeles to oakland ended with a quick evacuation in almost complete darkness for passengers and crew aboard a delta sky west
. secretary of state john kerry has called the russian foreign minister to express concerns. after report of pro- russian groups seizing control of two airports in ukraine's crimea region. they are urging russia against action that might be misinterpreted as a violation of ukraine's sovereignty. white house press secretary jay carney responded during today's briefing. >> secretary kerry said today the u.s. is watching the activity and that it might be, quote, crossing a line. is that the administration to also be very careful in making judgments out about that. what have they done to cross the flying? >> again, we are watching to see as the secretary said, whether or not russia is doing anything that might be crossing the line in any way. we strongly support the territorial integrity and sovereignty and we expect other nations to do the same. reports of russian intervention in crimea are of deep concern to the united states as secretary kerry said ambassador rice. intervention would be a grave mistake. these reports are also inconsistent with the previous statements to the united states b
were planning on covering has been canceled as well as of the weather. secretary of state john kerry is scheduled to speak at the american israel public affairs committee, or aipac, conference. live coverage of that begins at 5 p.m. with the israeli prime minister speaking at 6:15 p.m. meets with president obama at the white house. the associated press reporting that russia's foreign minister says his troops have been streaming into neighboring ukraine to protect russian citizens there. ukraine is accusing russia of a military invasion and is calling on the kremlin to pull its troops out of crimea. you and secretary-general ban ki-moon will meet with the russian foreign minister today discuss the situation. secretary of state john kerry will be traveling to ukraine tomorrow. as a direct counter to president obama's recent emphasis on the gap between rich and poor, a recommendation of a sweeping overhaul on head start and medicaid. page batik -- underscoring where republicans say consolidation for spending reductions are needed. >> the internet as we know it today bears no resemblance
clinton to run than vice president joe biden. secretary of state kerry said late today that it would be "a grave mistake" for russia to send troops into neighboring ukraine. last weekend the ukrainian president was topple bide violent protests. today, russia unexpectedly mobilized troops near the border in what it calls a training exercise. clarissa ward is in the ukrainian capital kiev. >> reporter: tonight, ukraine's opposition leaders chose independence square, the center of the revolution, to introduce the country's new government. to booing from somef crowd. parliament must ratify the new ministers tomorrow, but for some there were too many familiar faces on stage. katerina say 27-year-old teacher. >> people are angry. especially these days, people are very angry. >> reporter: ukraine's ousted president, viktor yanukovych, fled the capital five days ago, following a week of violence in which 80 protesters were killed. now, the country is trying to move forward, but it won't be easy. ukraine is almost bankrupt. it needs $35 billion over the next two years. so far, russia has refused to
. >>> kerry kennedy was acquitted of charges of driving under the influence of a drug. the 54-year-old daughter of the late senator robert f. kennedy was charged with driving while impaired after swerving off the road and into into a tractor trailer. >>> actor philip seymour hoffman died from a toxic mix of drugs, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepine and amphetamines. the new york medical examiner's office released its findings today ruling the death an accident. >>> a house next door to spike lee's former home in brooklyn was vandalized just days after the director made a profanity-laced critique of gentrification. someone spray painted do the right thing on the building's facade and broke the glass on the door. "do the right thing" was the name of spike lee's film. >>> a coroner had pro nowed this man dead at his home. his heart started beating again. now he's in a hospital. >> so bizarre. crazy. susan, thanks very much. jau. >>> jason collins is making history as the first openly gay player in the nba. up next a cnn exclusive he opens up about how his week back has been and
at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >>> i'll speak to secretary of state john kerry and also senator marco rubio as well on what the u.s. options are now, what will the president do. we'll talk about it coming up. >> david gregory, thanks. erica? >> lester, thanks. it's been such a fun morning here. the good news is we are not done. tune in tomorrow for the after party. that will do it for us this sunday morning. thanks for watching. >> i'll see you back here tonight for "nbc nightly news." until then, have a great sunday. take care. >>> new this morning, shots fired at a metro station a. one person hit, and how what we're learning about what happened. >> first the calm before the storm. we have a strong winter weather system headed this way. new computer models give us a better idea of what to expect adds the snow moves. we should all prepare for a major winter storm. hi everyone. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. we want to start with chuck's latest forecast. seems like everyone is in the path. >> that's right. we moved the bulls eye slightly further
, scheduled in russia this summer, has been suspended in protest. secretary of state john kerry warns, russia could face tough economic sanctions if it doesn't pull out of crimea. teachers at two chicago public schools will boycott the state standardized test. judy wang is *live at saucedo scholastic academy in little village with more. >> good morning. the sign outside says testing begins today. several teachers here say they are going to give the test and many parents back them up. the school friends to punish teachers to boycott. >> we're not afraid. we're standing stuff for our kids and what is right. >> the announcement from 40 teachers at the little village school they argue it wastes valuable construction time and cts is not using the results for grade promotion or to determine eligibility for the league schools. the professor says there are going to replace the test next year. on friday teachers at another school decided they would also refuse to give the test. if it stands for illinois standard achievement test. the state requires it to comply with the federal no child left behind l
, this as secretary of state john kerry and the russian foreign minister meet in france, but russia is still not planning to pull out of the crimea. however, washington prepares a series of tough sanctions on moscow, the europeans have suddenly stiffened their spines. vladimir putin may be pushed into a corner that he doesn't like. we are going to have the latest on all of that. >>> plus another day, another major obamacare delay, just unilaterally declared by team obama. now the administration will allow insurance companies to sell those canceled, quote, ta
. but there was a headline on your website referring to michele troll getsretiring goaded." said that kerry russian intervention would be a mistake. he says any declaration from this of menstruation carries a weight of a feather. better than nothing, better still would be backing these words with the flotilla and the black sea. after the united states was leading europe to counter russian pressure and make up for its punishments until the ukraine is on a firm footing. you agree with that assessment? the weight of this administration carries the weight of the feather? caller: yes, i do. mr. putin will do what he wants to do. he will do that. pretty much anything is going to do what they want to do. china, whoever. not much we can do right now. we are so wounded right now with the current president. he much the rest of the government. especially the senate right now. referringclip you are to is not a c-span clip by the user created clip. we will certainly look into that for you. let's go to ronald waiting in monterey, california. on our line for independents as we continue to talk about the ukraine t
the talks that are going on as we speed between u.s. secretary of state john kerry and foreign minister lavrov. given the fertility of the situation on the ground, does the prime minister agreed one important outcome from these talks would be if they lead to direct high level talks between russia and ukraine? >> in order to de-escalate the situation the most important thing that should be arranged is a forum for discussions in which the russians and ukrainians can speak to each other. there have been some contacts between russia ministers and ukrainian ministers. this morning their meetings taking place in paris covering other issues as well but there has been some progress in putting together a contact group, an idea i proposed to the prime minister back in january to start having a group of countries around russia and ukraine to encourage such dialogue to take place. that's the single most important thing that could help to de-escalate the situation. >> mr. speaker, clearly we all up for a good outcome from those talks by the eu also has a crucial role to play. does he agree the eu at
treasury secretary john lew and on monday it will be secretary of state john kerry who will be the point person on all these negotiations. >> ed henry, thanks. >>> south korean officials say north korea fired suspected short-range missiles into its eastern waters today. it was an apparent effort to protest ongoing military exercises between the south and the u.s. the north calls the drills a rehearsal for an invasion. >>> republican allegations that former acting and deputy cia director mike morrell misled congress over the white house role crafting the flawed benghazi talking points took a dramatic turn today. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been reporting on the morrell story for weeks and is here with the latest. good evening. >> reporter: the republican chairman of the powerful house intelligence committee told fox news that it is likely mike morrell will be recalled to testify, and investigators are also reviewing the testimony of his boss, former cia director david petraeus, to assess whether he should be recalled as well. >> we're looking at director petrae
their problems stemmed from 9/11. >> kerry kennedy expected to testify in a new york court today to defend herself against charges she was driving under the influence of ambien. she said she took the pill by mistake and didn't realize she was impaired. >> lawyers for justin bieber have until this afternoon to stop the release of police video taken after bieber's arrest taken last month for drunk driving. some of that footage may show bieber in various states of undress. those are some top stories on this wednesday, february 26th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. is this the craziest winter ever. >> it really is. >> seems that way, doesn't it? >> that brief warm-up was such a tease over the weekend. it felt like spring, now it is freezing again. >> back to the ice box we go. we begin this half hour with the relentless winter. the worst in years. refusing to reless its grip on a frozen nation. >> with spring weeks away, another morning of below zero cold in the midwest, while the first of two of major storms is hitting california this morning. our cover
john kerry warned pie continue this should not be a cold war games. >> this is not rocky four, believe me. >> mean wile, pro western protestors cut down the fence surrounding the parliament building demanding they be close to the people. a strong show of force in pursuit of a new ukraine. not far from this occupied parliament building in the crimean, russia has a large the ukrainian government has said if any russian personnel leave that facility, they will interpret that as an act of aggression. >> it's getting more complicated. >>> new fierce also in afghanistan as the u.s. speeds up plans for a full troop withdrawal. president obama is telling afghan president hamid karzai to sign a deal or the u.s. is pulling out. but it's not so simple. back here, the idea of bringing the troops home sounds great. the top american military officer says a full withdrawal could em bolden the taliban. tricky situation, barbara. >> good morning. tricky indeed. martin dempsey back here in washington this morning arriving from afghanistan where he told reporters that this notion of a zero option, a full
traveling with secretary kerry who was in the ukraine yesterday and who is meeting in paris with his russian counterpart as other other -- as well as other foreign members. that is infected to take place this morning east coast time in paris to discuss what is the to deal with ukraine and russia's role in it. ernest, gocaller, ahead. caller: i am wondering why we just don't go to a flat tax? manye called the show times before, and it is always gone over, but everybody realizes we need to go to a flat tax. i do not understand why the government is not to say ok, let's do a flat tax across the board. we will have more money coming in then we will ever use. it is my question. thank you. guest: i understand why the caller and many other people find the flat tax as a nice notion. it certainly seems pretty simple. you just have a simple amount and you send a check and it is over. but that it is a bit more complicated than that. first of all, americans make a huge range of different money, of course, and a flat tax -- in the sense that people who make very little income today do not pay much tax an
to applaud secretary kerry for already trying to address this and floating the idea of $1 billion that would then go to immediate aid. i want to call upon the european union, headquarters in brussels, and all the individual european countries to do the same. it's important now for this financial faith and confident dense so that the people -- confidence so that the people of ukraine can continue to move rward and develop some financial security in this transitional period. this is also critical in that this occurs as a bridge before the international monetary fund weighs in. the international monetary fund, obviously needs to have a stable government to deal with. it also needs to have and will ask for reforms, transparency, rule of law, some financial controls to get the ledger solidified in ukraine. and that is what they should do. so the important aspect of this debate is that the individual countries that have concern about the stability of what's formerly called the captive nations, the eastern block, now countries that want to be in the european community, a free, democratic institutio
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